Something phenomenal (in my humble opinion) happened in 1999. Remington decided to take a 404 Jeffery case and modify it. The end result was a 30 caliber magnum that was near the top in terms of velocity, energy and accuracy. As part of the “go faster, hit ‘em harder” generation, I was mesmerized. Load that case with my personal favorite of IMR7828 and I am confident that between the near 2 tons of energy and jaw-dropping power of the 200 grain AccuBond bullet, there isn’t anything in North America that would stand in its way.
One of my most memorable stories of the 300 RUM goes back to 2002. We were testing the AccuBond bullet prior to its introduction. The test medium was wild hogs in Texas, and for those of you who don’t know, they are the poor man’s grizzly bear, tough and mad at the world. This particular ranch in Texas has such an abundant hog population that the opportunity presented itself for not one hog, nor a double, but a triple. A feat truly worthy of the mighty “Ultra” accompanied by the perfect magnum bullet, the AccuBond.
WHETHER I WAS HUNTING DEER AT LONG RANGE, CARIBOU IN THE ARCTIC, OR POOR MAN’S GRIZZ IN TEXAS, IT HAS BECOME A CARTRIDGE THAT ALWAYS IS GIVEN CONSIDERATION WHEN I AM OFF ON A HUNTING TRIP ~ John R. Nosler
If I didn’t have three witnesses on that shot, followed by three sadistic giggles that usually only accompanies prairie dog hunting, I wouldn’t have believed it myself. The bullet tore through all three hogs, delivering serious shock to the front two and mortally wounding the third. One shot, three kills. A flawless test, and with it began my love of the 300 Remington Ultra Magnum. Whether I was hunting deer at long range, caribou in the arctic, or poor man’s grizz in Texas, it has become a cartridge that always is given consideration when I am off on a hunting trip.